How to "Replace" in block mode
George Atkins last edited by
Hello! I’m trying to replace specific characters in a selected column of text in a plain text file. For some reason, the “In Selection” checkbox is dimmed and cannot be selected.
So what do I need to do in order to run Replace on a selected block of text?
Scott Sumner last edited by
The short answer is, in general, you can’t do this. Without knowing more details of your scenario, perhaps the best that can be offered up is to cut your column block to a new editor tab, perform your replace operation there (on that entire doc), rectangular-select the new contents, and copy and paste back into the original doc.
Of course, if you provide more detail, perhaps a regular-expression search-and-replace operation could be crafted to do what you need, or possibly the description would allow other solutions to be brought to light…